A military deserter explains why he left the Army for Canada
By Rachael Daigle
At the age of 19, Boise native Robin Long enlisted in the United States Army seeking a job with steady pay, medical benefits and a chance to go to college. Two years later, while stationed in a non-deployable unit at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Pfc. Long and a handful of troops from his unit received orders to go to Iraq.
But instead of reporting for duty at Fort Carson, Colorado on April 10, 2005, Long went AWOL.
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